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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T01
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T13
In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

9:30am GMT

A-level Biology Practicals W13
Since the introduction of the new A levels with no coursework element, it is important that students have an in depth understanding of practical methods in order to answer the relevant exam questions. This session will investigate how practical understanding can lead to exam question success.

Speakers
AG

Adrian Greenall

The City of Liverpool College
I am a teacher of Biology in a large college in Merseyside, specialising in A levels and GCSE. I also deliver professional development to a wide variety of teachers from both science and non-science subjects.

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am GMT
CTL 1
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T160
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths G03
  11-19

10:00am GMT

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W49
This session is design for those who wish to find out more about how the AQA GCSE Physics required practical work and our resources specifically designed for technicians. There will be opportunity to set up a selection of our practicals using different techniques, depending on what equipment is available at your school and to discuss an alternative approaches. The session will also focus on the potential to make equipment including both a Leslie cube and Ripple tank to keep costs to a minimum.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students Gilmour
  11-19

10:00am GMT

The Revised Edexcel International GCSEs T05
Get the latest information on support for teaching, learning and assessment for Edexcel's revised International GCSEs

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

1:30pm GMT

The Revised Edexcel International A-levels T32
Come along to hear about the revised content, structure and assessments of Edexcel's International A-level Sciences

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  Free Exhibition Session  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W73
This session is design for those who wish to find out more about how the AQA GCSE Physics required practical work and our resources specifically designed for technicians. There will be opportunity to set up a selection of our practicals using different techniques, depending on what equipment is available at your school and to discuss an alternative approaches. The session will also focus on the potential to make equipment including both a Leslie cube and Ripple tank to keep costs to a minimum.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Gilmour
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Preparing for the introduction of T-Levels: A local approach to implementation of technical education reform S06
T-Levels will be introduced for post-16 students from 2020. Hear how colleges in several localities are preparing to offer routes such as Engineering & Manufacturing and Health & Science.

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Burden

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Charitable Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT8

3:00pm GMT

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T43
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Biology, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tateson

Richard Tateson

A Level Biology Subject Advisor, OCR
Richard is A Level Biology Subject Advisor at OCR. He has taught biology in Suffolk, worked on nature-inspired computation at BT Research Labs and studied fruit flies at Cambridge University.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT
Maths 105
  Post-16

3:30pm GMT

Future-proofing your Secondary Science Curriculum T50
Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

The first hour of this session will demonstrate how planning through appropriately sequenced key ideas can stabilise your science curriculum in an ever-changing educational landscape, reducing the need to "re-invent the wheel".  Activities will allow you to apply the principles discussed to your own subject-specific needs.

The room has been booked for a second hour to give time to discuss, collaborate and potentially produce material to bring back to share with your department. This second part of the session is entirely optional but Helen will remain in order to facilitate and provide support and suggestions as required.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

Science Curriculum Specialist (UYSEG), Chair ASE 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovationResources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry)Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working GroupPrimary school governor

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Practically Speaking at A-level T57
This session will focus on the ways we assess practical work in the AQA A-level Science qualifications. This session will include feedback on the 2017 A-level Science exams and practical endorsement, and next steps for intervention.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:30am GMT

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T61
Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Preparing for GCSE (9-1) Sciences Assessment T59
Over 80,000 students took Edexcel's Y10 GCSE (9-1) exams in 2017. Hear how our detailed analysis highlights trends and help your students prepare for Summer 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

9:30am GMT

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T63
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Chemistry, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

A Level Chemistry subject advisor, OCR
Andy is OCR’s A Level Chemistry subject advisor. He has previously taught chemistry in Bournemouth and Cambridge, and also has experience in science communication


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Maths 104
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T68
This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

Proposers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

10:00am GMT

CPAC: Making your delivery even better REPEATED T117
Two years into A-level practical science reform we are keen to share the best practice seen by our practical advisers when monitoring schools and colleges. This workshop will give you lots of ideas and will be helpful for all science disciplines and levels of experience.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter, AQA

Catherine Witter, AQA

Senior Advice Manager in Practical Sciences, AQA
My role involves leading the AQA team responsible for advising UK schools on best practice for Science practical work at both GCSE and A-level. During my twenty year teaching career, I taught all three Sciences, was Head of Faculty for Science and held whole-school responsibility... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Post-16

11:30am GMT

Scientific Skills Progression T79
With GCSE specifications changing every few years, how do we plan for the progression of skills across secondary education? We will look at the difficulties in planning progression for all students across a 5 year period with particular focus on Working Scientifically, Maths and the application of Big Ideas. Strategies for developing a coherent and linked-together approach will be shared, with time for discussion on how they could be implemented into your own context. Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Euan Douglas CSciTeach

Head of Science, ASE 11-19 Committee
I am Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College, a comprehensive school in Southampton. My involvement with the ASE includes being a member of both my regional committee and the 11-19 committee. I am also the Lead Teacher for the Science Learning Partnership that covers Hampshire... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T89
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths Proudman
  11-19

12:30pm GMT

Brave Assessment: Making new qualifications work in the real world T82
As we approach the first round of the new GCSE there is growing anxiety about how our students will fare in their exams. Science leaders and teachers are increasingly required to predict outcomes from an unfamiliar assessment and, quite rightly, intervene to improve the confidence of those students that fall behind where they should be. This important work can only be successful if it is based on robust data. I have developed an approach to secondary assessment that uses what we already know and the power of collective working to give us confidence in the conclusions we draw from student assessment. Those conclusions can then drive our teaching to secure the success of our students. This session will explain the assessment approach and allow hands on exploration of how you can use the information with your students.

Speakers
LW

Lucy Wood

Director, Brave Teaching Ltd
Lucy is an education consultant with extensive experience in schools, including several years in leadership and school improvement roles in addition to consistently excellent classroom teaching. Lucy has worked at the heart of government where she influenced education policy, managed... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

12:30pm GMT

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T24
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Biology, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tateson

Richard Tateson

A Level Biology Subject Advisor, OCR
Richard is A Level Biology Subject Advisor at OCR. He has taught biology in Suffolk, worked on nature-inspired computation at BT Research Labs and studied fruit flies at Cambridge University.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

12:45pm GMT

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T93
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

2:00pm GMT

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T46
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T74
In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

3:15pm GMT

Introduction to Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Astronomy T165
Q&A on the content, structure and assessment of the new Astronomy GCSE.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

3:30pm GMT

Exploration of the Use of a Computer Simulation to Assess Experimental Skills T111
In recent years, the direct assessment of practical work has been removed from some UK A-level specifications following guidance from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. Some have argued that regarding the assessment of practical skills, this has left a vacuum. This session will report upon a preliminary investigation into how a computer simulation might be used to judge certain experimental skills. This may have repercussions within the U.K. examination system and others, e.g. the Chinese Gaokao. I shall demonstrate the suggested methods and discuss the findings of a pilot study.

Speakers
KW

Kevin Walsh

Cambridge University


Friday January 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
CTL 6
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Talking Science Debate: GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice? S19
Professor David Read chairs a debate on 'GCSE Options - An Illusion of Choice?' Join hosts Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Wellcome and Association for Science Education for a lively and topical debate followed by wine, nibbles and networking. Panel members include Tim Oates (Cambridge Assessment), Professor Louise Archer (Karl Mannheim Chair of Sociology of Education, UCL) and Olly Newton (The Edge Foundation).

Speakers
avatar for Professor Louise Archer

Professor Louise Archer

Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am currently the Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at UCL IOE (2017-) and co-chair of the Sociology Activity Group (with Jessica Ringrose). Previously I was Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, where I was also the Director of the Centre... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting... Read More →
avatar for Tim Oates CBE

Tim Oates CBE

Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, focussing on national and international research on assessment and measurement. He has published widely on assessment and curriculum. He has undertaken wide-ranging international comparison... Read More →
avatar for Olly Newton

Olly Newton

Edge Foundation
Olly’s job is to find out what works in technical, practical and professional learning, both here in the UK and worldwide. He gathers together the facts, figures, research and empirical evidence to share with policy makers, practitioners and the media. He spent ten years with the... Read More →
avatar for Toby Osborne

Toby Osborne

Deputy Head of Science, Ferndown Upper School
Toby is currently the Deputy Head of Science at Ferndown Upper School, a STEM Specialist school in Dorset.After graduating with a first class degree in molecular genetics from Sussex University, he has taught in four comprehensive schools, as well as leading two chemistry departments... Read More →
avatar for David Read

David Read

Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Southampton, UK
David was a member of the RSC’s Education Division Council from 2009 until 2012, and has been a member of the editorial board of Education in Chemistry since 2009, holding the position of chair since December 2010. David has also worked with a number of A-level awarding bodies... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation... Read More →
JC

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, The Royal Society

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Register to... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

4:30pm GMT

Accessing Grades 8 & 9 W100
This session will explore how the most challenging questions in GCSE exams will be set and how teachers can prepare students targeted at those grades.  If sample questions at this level are analysed it is then possible to identify the nature of the challenge for students.  There are clear implications for teaching and learning - this isn't a case of just getting the final exam prep right but also of finding opportunities earlier to develop students' skills and expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you deliver... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19
 
Saturday, January 6
 

10:00am GMT

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T128
This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T136
Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
I have several 'hats' for this conference ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, well-being... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pick... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Chadwick Chadwick LT
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T137
This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

Proposers
Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T133
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  11-19

11:00am GMT

CPAC: Making your delivery even better REPEATED T138
Two years into A-level practical science reform we are keen to share the best practice seen by our practical advisers when monitoring schools and colleges. This workshop will give you lots of ideas and will be helpful for all science disciplines and levels of experience.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Catherine Witter, AQA

Catherine Witter, AQA

Senior Advice Manager in Practical Sciences, AQA
My role involves leading the AQA team responsible for advising UK schools on best practice for Science practical work at both GCSE and A-level. During my twenty year teaching career, I taught all three Sciences, was Head of Faculty for Science and held whole-school responsibility... Read More →

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  Post-16

12:30pm GMT

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T126
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Chemistry, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

A Level Chemistry subject advisor, OCR
Andy is OCR’s A Level Chemistry subject advisor. He has previously taught chemistry in Bournemouth and Cambridge, and also has experience in science communication

Exhibitors
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OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
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Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths 106
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T127
How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
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Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.

Sponsors
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OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19